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Special bonus schemes

Regional Year 12 Bonus Scheme

At Southern Cross University we recognise that Year 12 students from our region may not always have the same opportunities as students in capital cities. We add five bonus ATAR points or two OP levels (Queensland selection rank points) for students who attend schools or TAFE colleges in the Greater Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter, Namoi, New England, or North West NSW regions. School leavers from within these regions may also be eligible for the STAR Early Entry scheme.

Special Subject Bonus Scheme

We believe that your ability to undertake a university course can also be measured by looking at a combination of the Year 12 subjects you have taken at high school and your overall score, rather than looking at your ATAR/OP alone.

SCU may award bonus points to you based on your performance in selected Year 12 subjects that we believe will better prepare you for the demands of your chosen university study.

To make things easy for you the Year 12 Special Subject Bonus Scheme does not require a separate application. If you are marginally below the course cut-off, bonus points will be applied which may make you eligible for an offer. These offers will be made in the UAC and QTAC main offer rounds.

Schools in SCU region

Our region includes the following high schools:

NSW schools

Go to: A-B, C-D, E-G, H-J, K-L, M-N, O-R, S-T, U-Z


  • All Saints College (St Mary's Campus)
  • All Saints' College Bathurst
  • Alstonville High School
  • Anson Street School For Specific Purposes
  • Armidale High School
  • Ashford Central School
  • Australian Technical College, Central Coast
  • Australian Technical College, Hunter
  • Australian Technical College, Port Macquarie
  • Ballina High School
  • Banora Point High School
  • Barraba Central School
  • Barradine Central School
  • Bede Polding College
  • Bellingen High School
  • Bingarra Central School
  • Binnaway Central School
  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Blayney High School
  • Blue Hills College
  • Boggabilla Central School
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Bourke High School
  • Bowraville Central School
  • Brewarrina Central School
  • Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy
  • Broken Hill High School
  • Bulahdelah Central School
  • Bullimbal School
  • Bundarra Central School
  • Byron Bay High School

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  • Caldera School
  • Calrossy Anglican School
  • Camden Haven High School
  • Camden Haven High School Distance Education Centre
  • Canobolas Rural Technology High School
  • Canowindra High School
  • Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
  • Carenne School For Specific Purposes
  • Carinya Christian School Tamworth
  • Casino Christian School
  • Casino High School
  • Cessnock High School
  • Chatham High School
  • Clarence Valley Anglican School
  • Cobar High School
  • Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
  • Coffs Harbour High School
  • Coffs Harbour Senior College
  • Collarenebri Central School
  • Colo High School
  • Condobolin High School
  • Coolah Central School
  • Coonabarabran High School
  • Coonamble High School
  • Corowa High School
  • Cowra High School
  • Denison College of Secondary Education Bathurst Campus
  • Denison College of Secondary Education Kelso Campus
  • Dorrigo High School
  • Dubbo Christian School
  • Dubbo College, Senior Campus
  • Dubbo School of Distance Education
  • Dunedoo Central School
  • Dungog High School
  • Duval High School

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  • Emmanuel Anglican College
  • Emmaville Central School
  • Evans River K-12 School
  • Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
  • Forbes High School
  • Francis Greenway High School
  • G S Kidd Memorial School
  • Gilgandra High School
  • Glen Innes High School
  • Gloucester High School
  • Goodooga Central School
  • Grafton High School
  • Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Senior Campus
  • Gulargambone Central School
  • Gulgong High School
  • Gunnedah High School
  • Guyra Central School

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  • Hastings Secondary College - Port Macquarie campus
  • Hastings Secondary College - Westport campus
  • Hawkesbury High School
  • Heritage Christian School (Port Macquarie Campus)
  • Hillston Central School
  • Holman Place School
  • Hunter Institute - Cessnock Campus
  • Hunter River High School
  • Hunter Valley Grammar School
  • Induna School
  • Inverell High School
  • Irrawang High School
  • Ivanhoe Central School
  • James Sheahan Catholic High School
  • John Paul College

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  • Kadina High School
  • Kandos High School
  • Kempsey Adventist School
  • Kempsey High School
  • Kingscliff High School
  • Kinross Wolaroi School
  • Kurri Kurri High School
  • Kyogle High School
  • La Salle Academy
  • Lake Cargelligo Central School
  • Lightning Ridge Central School
  • Lincoln School
  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
  • Lismore High School
  • Lithgow High School

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  • Macintyre High School Inverell
  • MacKillop College - Bathurst
  • MacKillop College - Port Macquarie
  • Macksville High School
  • Maclean High School
  • Macleay Vocational College
  • Macquarie Anglican Grammar School
  • Maitland Christian School
  • Maitland Grossmann High School
  • Maitland High School
  • Manilla Central School
  • Manning Valley Anglican College
  • McAuley Catholic College
  • McCarthy Catholic College
  • Melville High School
  • Mendooran Central School
  • Menindee Central School
  • Merriwa Central School
  • Mian School
  • Molong Central School
  • Moree Secondary College, Albert Street Campus
  • Mount St Patrick College
  • Mount View High School
  • Mudgee High School
  • Mullumbimby High School
  • Mungindi Central School
  • Murwillumbah High School
  • Muswellbrook High School
  • Nambucca Heads High School
  • Narrabri High School
  • Narromine High School
  • New England Girls' School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Nimbin Central School
  • Norfolk Island Central School
  • North Coast Institute - Taree Campus
  • Nyngan High School

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  • Oberon High School
  • O'Connor Catholic College
  • Orange Christian School
  • Orange High School
  • Orara High School
  • Oxley High School
  • Pacific Coast Christian School
  • Pacific Valley Christian School
  • Parkes Christian School
  • Parkes High School
  • Peak Hill Central School
  • Peel High School
  • PLC Armidale
  • Portland Central School
  • Quirindi High School
  • Red Bend Catholic College
  • Richmond Christian College
  • Richmond River High School
  • Rutherford Technology High School

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  • Scone Grammar School
  • Scone High School
  • Shearwater, The Mullumbimby Steiner School
  • Singleton Christian College
  • Singleton High School
  • South Grafton High School
  • Southern Cross School Distance Education
  • Southern Cross School K-12
  • St Andrew's Christian School
  • St Catherine's Catholic College
  • St Clare's High School
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Francis Xavier's College - Hamilton
  • St John's College
  • St John's College Woodlawn
  • St Joseph's College
  • St Joseph's High School Aberdeen
  • St Joseph's Regional College
  • St Mary's College
  • St Mary's Catholic College
  • St Mary's High School
  • St Paul's College
  • St Philip's Christian College - Cessnock
  • St Philip's Christian College - Port Stephens
  • St Stanislaus' College
  • Summerland Christian College
  • Tamworth High School
  • Taree Christian Community School
  • Taree High School
  • Tenterfield High School
  • The Armidale School
  • The Canobolas Rural Technology High School
  • The Henry Lawson High School
  • The Scots School Bathurst
  • Tomaree High School
  • Toormina High School
  • Tottenham Central School
  • Trangie Central School
  • Trinity Catholic College Lismore
  • Trundle Central School
  • Tullamore Central School
  • Tullibigeal Central School
  • Tweed River High School
  • Tweed Valley College

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  • Ungarie Central School
  • Uralla Central School
  • Walcha Central School
  • Walgett High School
  • Walgett Secondary Distance Education Centre
  • Warialda High School
  • Warren Central School
  • Wauchope High School
  • Wee Waa High School
  • Wellington High School
  • West Wyalong High School
  • Western Institute - Orange Campus
  • Western Institute - Parkes Campus
  • Wilcannia Central School
  • Willyama High School
  • Wilson Park School for Specific Purposes
  • Windsor High School
  • Wingham High School
  • Wollumbin High School
  • Woodenbong Central School
  • Woolgoolga High School
  • Xavier Catholic College
  • Yeoval Central School

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QLD schools

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  • A.B. Paterson College
  • All Saints Anglican School
  • Aquinas Catholic College
  • Assissi Catholic College
  • Assumption College
  • Australian Industry Trade College
  • Beaudesert State High School
  • Benowa State High School
  • Boonah State High School
  • Coombabah State High School
  • Coomera Anglican College
  • Elanora State High School
  • Emmanuel College

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  • Gold Coast Christian College
  • Gold Coast Positive Learning Centre
  • Goondiwindi State High School
  • Helensvale State High School
  • Hillcrest Christian College
  • Hills International College
  • Keebra Park State High School
  • King's Christian College

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  • Livingstone Christian College
  • Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School
  • Marymount College
  • Merrimac State High School
  • Miami State High School
  • Nerang State High School
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Pacific Pines State High School
  • Palm Beach Currumbin State High School

[▲ To top of QLD schools]


  • Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
  • Robina State High School
  • Saint Stephen's College
  • Somerset College
  • Southport State High School
  • St Andrews Lutheran College
  • St Hilda's School
  • St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe
  • St Michael's College
  • St Stephens Lutheran College
  • Stanthorpe State High School

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  • Tamborine Mountain College
  • Tamborine Mountain State High School
  • The Kooralbyn International School
  • The School of Total Education
  • The Scots PGC College
  • The Southport School
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • Upper Coomera State College
  • Varsity College
  • Warwick State High School

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